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You can do it with low settings, but you have to through a series of changes in NCP, takes a minute or two but it gets annoying pretty fast.

oh, the nvidia control panel? so you mean you have to switch things around every time you go from gaming to non-gaming applications? cuz i def dont want an everyday app to stretch all the way across 3 monitors..
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I keep mine in Surround mode 24/7 unless I need to do something for a moment then back into Surround.
Also I'm back down to just three screens and no longer using a 4th.
As for the windows opening in a certain place and whatever else you can do it in Surround you just have to configure everything.
It can be a pain or take getting use to at first but I'm good after that.
Just decide on which one is your primary monitor cross referenced with your monitor connection in GPU and go from there.
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A single 660TI probably isnt going to run 3 monitors very well (gaming on all 3)
 
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post #14 of 17
A few questions and things to clear up for you. Active vs passive on adapters only applies to Display port. Active takes the single channel DP output and converts it into 2 channel DVI-DL. Passive goes single channel DP to single channel DVI-SL. If you are running monitors 1920X1200 or lower rez(at 60hz) passive DP adapters will work fine as well as HDMI-DVI cables.

So if you have 4 monitors (assuming all 1920x1200 or lower) you can connect them to any combination of ports but you will need a DVI-HDMI and a DVI-DP cable or converter.

The ATI card could be used to run 2 separate displays.
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I keep mine in Surround mode 24/7 unless I need to do something for a moment then back into Surround.
Also I'm back down to just three screens and no longer using a 4th.
As for the windows opening in a certain place and whatever else you can do it in Surround you just have to configure everything.
It can be a pain or take getting use to at first but I'm good after that.
Just decide on which one is your primary monitor cross referenced with your monitor connection in GPU and go from there.

well im thinking of just running 3 monitors on the 660 gtx card, and i hardly ever game, but if i did, i would like to on 3 monitors as 1. i also use displayfusion software and that does a good job of putting applications where i had them previously, or where i want them to open at by default. im just not sure how well that would work with surround on.. it would be nice if you could just click a button for surround mode right before you were going to run a game.. or set it so only certain apps(games) would use the surround mode..

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A single 660TI probably isnt going to run 3 monitors very well (gaming on all 3)

i think i just have the 660, is that worse than the 660ti? i think the MSI 660 card is overclocked, does that matter? if i game i really only do MMOs.. so not like super gfx intensive games..
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A few questions and things to clear up for you. Active vs passive on adapters only applies to Display port. Active takes the single channel DP output and converts it into 2 channel DVI-DL. Passive goes single channel DP to single channel DVI-SL. If you are running monitors 1920X1200 or lower rez(at 60hz) passive DP adapters will work fine as well as HDMI-DVI cables.

So if you have 4 monitors (assuming all 1920x1200 or lower) you can connect them to any combination of ports but you will need a DVI-HDMI and a DVI-DP cable or converter.

The ATI card could be used to run 2 separate displays.

thank you for explaining the passive/active adapters issue and now i understand! i just ordered 3 of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009422 with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 each so that falls within those adapter parameters. and im thinking thats all i will run on that 660 card.

so it is possible to run both an nvidia card and an ati card at the same time? cuz i was thinking of running 2 extra 17in LCDs on top and over center of the 3 24in monitors on the bottom(desk level). if it causes issues running both cards at the same time im sure i can pick up a 550 nvidia card on newegg for sub $50 with 2 DVI ports on it(what my ATI card currently has)..

thanks for all of your help guys!
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post #16 of 17
it's not that hard (or much of a hassle) Switching from 'All displays' to Surround.
Go into nVidia CP and a few clicks with no reboot required, screens flash and boom, Surround time.
Same to get back.

Having a 'Shortcut Key' or something would be nice, c'mon nVidia.!!!
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and yes you can run both nVidia and Radeon cards at the same time, even in a hybrid PhysX configuration if you wanted..
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it's not that hard (or much of a hassle) Switching from 'All displays' to Surround.

Eh, it really depends on your workflow. If you're the kind of person that switches between gaming and non gaming applications frequently it can get tiring IMO. It's not really a hassle but it is one of those dumb annoyances that can grate on your nerves over time.
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